The reality alum was appearing on the FOX business show The Independents when host Kennedy made a joke about Jenny McCarthy not believing in vaccinating children. Cavallari laughed before admitting, “We didn’t vaccinate.”
She shared, “I’ve read too many books about autism. There is a pediatric group called Homestead or, shoot, Homestead or Home First — now I have pregnancy brain, I got them confused — but they’ve never vaccinated any of their children and they’ve never had one case of autism.”
Kennedy told her that theory was not correct, saying, “Well, my mom vaccinated us, and she doesn’t have any cases of autism either. Isn’t that weird?” Cavallari replied, “But the vaccinations have changed over the years. There’s more mercury and other [stuff].” SOURCE
All right, let’s play devil’s advocate here. Let’s say Kristin and Jenny are right on this one, and that vaccinations may cause autism in a small percentage of children. Also, let’s ignore for a moment that the results of the study were never replicated, or that Andrew Wakefield (the guy who wrote the damn study) was planning on launching a venture based off of his own study, or that he was found guilty of abusing developmentally challenged children during his research. Let’s say all of that never happened and the two MTV personalities are right. Here’s how the vaccination debate would still break down:
If you don’t get your children vaccinated, that opens them up to measles, mumps and rubella.
If you do get your children vaccinated, they might get autism, but Jenny McCarthy cured her kid Evan by putting him on a diet until he pooped out all the yeast in his body and then he was fine.
This is what you’re arguing? For heaven’s sake, just please listen to your child’s doctors.